Our Tokyo office advises major Japanese companies and international corporations on inbound and outbound cross-border transactions, energy projects and dispute resolution.

Herbert Smith Freehills opened its Tokyo office in 2000 and is consistently recognised as one of the leading law firms in Japan, with one of the largest and most experienced teams of registered foreign lawyers in Tokyo, many of whom are also fluent in Japanese. Our practice centres on multi-jurisdictional matters for Japanese and multinational corporations and we work in close collaboration with our network of international offices. 


Herbert Smith Freehills
Midtown Tower, 41st Floor
9-7-1 Akasaka
Tokyo 107-6241

Tel: +81 3 5412 5412}
Fax: +81 3 5412 5413

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Our Tokyo office is located in stunning modern premises in the heart of the city’s principal business and government district of Tokyo. 


Our Tokyo team provides advice across the following areas:

  • Competition, regulation and trade
  • Compliance and regulatory
  • Construction
  • Corporate
  • Corporate crime and investigations
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment, pensions and incentives
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Projects and infrastructure
  • TMT


Working in Tokyo 

Tokyo is an exciting city, offering everything you could possibly want and more. With the shopping, restaurants and nightlife of nearby Ginza, Shibuya and Roppongi only minutes away, you won’t be short of things do after hours. 

Outside Tokyo, Japan offers beautiful countryside, fascinating historical sites and sports from snow-boarding and skiing to surfing. And it’s all easily accessible via the unfailingly efficient train system.

Within the Tokyo office, we offer an exciting work environment based on support and collaboration, with the opportunity to work alongside many dynamic and inspiring people.

Global Mobility and Client Secondments 

As a global organisation we support opportunities for our lawyers to spend time in other offices within our network. Fostering our 'one firm' culture, international secondments are a key way in which we share our expertise, enrich experiences and broaden horizons.

Opportunities to spend time at a client working within their in-house legal team are also common.

Current Opportunities

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